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Roof hatch grab bars provide a safe hand hold on when climbing in and out of a roof hatch

January 27, 2021

Roof hatch grab bars provide a safe hand hold on when climbing in and out of a roof hatch

When you use a roof hatch, the Roof Hatch Safety Grab Bars make it much safer and more comfortable. Included drill bits and mounting hardware make the Grab Bars easy to install on your roof hatch. Constructed of heavy welded steel. Adjustable to fit all standard roof hatches 24” – 48”. The only uninterrupted grab bars with hand stops meeting OSHA Regulation 1910.27(d)(3). Powder coated in safety yellow for lasting durability.

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Why Engineering Matters: Three Benefits of Working with Engineered Railing Systems

January 25, 2021

Why Engineering Matters: Three Benefits of Working with Engineered Railing Systems

Today’s commercial designs are all about organic, open concepts, which means glass elements are in high demand. In addition to enhancing views and creating a sense of openness, glass also promotes daylighting, which delivers health benefits and contributes to energy savings. The growing popularity of glass is great news for glaziers, but it can also be daunting – especially when it comes to specifying railings. While glaziers know glass, a high-performance glass railing system requires specialized engineering that may fall outside of their comfort zone or realm of expertise.

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Protective Partition Dividers

January 13, 2021

Protective Partition Dividers

We’re learning to live with COVID-19 right now as the virus has spread all around the world, and protecting ourselves has become even more necessary. That’s where a protective partition comes in, giving you that extra comfort in knowing there is a physical barrier between you and the people around you. If you work in an office or anywhere that requires sitting in a room with other people, you should seriously consider a protective partition.

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Outdoor Living – Tips for Less Maintenance & More Enjoyment

December 30, 2020

Outdoor Living – Tips for Less Maintenance & More Enjoyment

Homeowners have always enjoyed their outdoor spaces. What was once simply a back patio or deck is now an entertainment area, where homeowners and their friends and families congregate to socialize, relax and recharge. The following are five elements that will transform an outdoor space to an area ideal for entertaining while keeping maintenance to a minimum.

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eGlass Vision™ system inspires an impression of invisibility

December 21, 2020

eGlass Vision™ system inspires an impression of invisibility

This silver aluminum glass railing shines bright on this deck in San Francisco, CA. The eGlass Vision™ system inspires an impression of invisibility. Offering the least obstructed view, this frameless glass railing option replaces traditional horizontal rails with small clamps attached to aluminum posts. Designed to keep your focus on an uninterrupted view, eGlass Vision™ removes the top and bottom rails from your sightline, creating a view that is like having no railing at all.

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Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions 24/7 Defend Portfolio

December 14, 2020

Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Solutions 24/7 Defend Portfolio

The 24/7 Defend Portfolio is ideal for any environment to reassure people going back to work, learn, heal, and play that they are surrounded by materials and systems that work 24/7 to keep them safer & healthier.

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Fall Protection Grating for Floor Access Doors

December 7, 2020

Fall Protection Grating for Floor Access Doors

Fall Protection Grating System allows workers to safely inspect pumps and monitor underground areas. Meeting OSHA 29 CFR1926.502(c) requirements for fall protection for access doors, the system is now available from BILCO as a factory installed option on selected models.

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Office Smoke Control System Designs

November 18, 2020

Office Smoke Control System Designs

A lot of thought and planning goes into designing an optimal office environment. It is a place where your employees will be spending a great deal of time, so it needs to help them work productively, while also ensuring their comfort and safety. Putting together an office design means focusing on your brand, on the needs of your office employees and on the ways that those areas intersect.

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Comply with safety standards for motorized operable partition walls

November 9, 2020

Comply with safety standards for motorized operable partition walls

Safe Buildings Begin with Safe Designs. Sliding doors and moveable partition walls are found in a variety of projects ranging from school gymnasiums to conference center facilities. Miller Edge products help you comply with relevant safety standards and building codes for such installations. Partition walls create a potential hazard point along the leading edge as the door is closing and a potential entrapment area in the pocket as the door is opening. Miller Edge manufactures products to guard against injury in both areas.

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Stay safe with bollards: The key to security with design value

November 4, 2020

Stay safe with bollards: The key to security with design value

Bollards define space and provide security measures - with aesthetic appeal. Bollards are a simple, practical, and cost-effective way to protect pedestrians, cyclists, property, and other vehicles from crashes like these, whether intentional or accidental. They provide visual cues to both drivers and pedestrians, guiding traffic and increasing awareness. When needed, they also provide a protective physical barrier—without invoking the look and feel of a fortress.

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Building Safety: Turn-Key Passive Fall Protection

October 12, 2020

Building Safety: Turn-Key Passive Fall Protection

Safety Rail Company makes OSHA-compliant fall protection safety railings and guard rail systems that are durable and innovative, yet affordable. With years of industry experience, Safety Rail Company fall protection products are engineered first and foremost to save lives.

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Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

September 16, 2020

Human Bollard Campaigns - Advocating for cyclist safety through direct action

Tactical Urbanism seeks to make changes to municipal policy with proof-of-concept installations. Check out these 'human bollard campaigns' to show how separated bike lanes benefit drivers and riders alike.

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How Safe Is Your Roof? The facts you need to know about rooftop safety

September 11, 2020

How Safe Is Your Roof? The facts you need to know about rooftop safety

Now more than ever, it is important to protect employees, contractors, and anyone else who accesses your facility’s roof.  Making rooftop safety a priority at your facility can help reduce the risk of injurious or fatal falls – a major goal for all safety and facility managers in 2019 and beyond. A comprehensive rooftop safety audit can address many of these safety concerns, as well as overall compliance and other OSHA regulatory issues. Download this guide to learn about the Five Areas of Concern for Rooftop Safety:

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Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

September 9, 2020

Building Peace of Mind with Hurricane Resistant Solutions

Nature can create high-impact damage that poses a threat to a facility’s integrity and occupants’ wellbeing; that’s why we’ve developed a range of products designed to withstand the wrath of hurricanes and help provide increased protection throughout the year. Whether new construction or retrofit applications, Kawneer helps build a legacy around defending against damage and devastation, helping protect what’s inside. After all, it’s what’s on the inside that matters the most.

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NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

September 7, 2020

NC State University Upgrades Security with New Boon Edam Turnstiles

Boon Edam Inc., a global leader in security entrances and architectural revolving doors, announced that NC State University in Raleigh, NC, has installed new turnstiles as part of a major renovation of their D. H. Hill Library.

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5 Questions With Jim Edgeworth, Residential Sales Director for The BILCO Company

August 31, 2020

5 Questions With Jim Edgeworth, Residential Sales Director for The BILCO Company

What have you seen in the residential sales side at BILCO since the start of the pandemic? There was a lot of confusion and frustration at the outset. The building community was unsure not only about the reach of the pandemic, but also how it affected the ability to earn a living at all levels of the industry as states adopted a wide variety of guidelines. March and April sales were slightly off as people looked for ways to keep their business open.

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Feeney Project Showcase: Art Steedle’s Container Bar

August 19, 2020

Feeney Project Showcase: Art Steedle’s Container Bar

Art Steedle, owner of Steedle Brothers Construction, used several of Feeney’s products, including DesignRail® Panel Infill, on a container bar that he recently constructed at his company site located in the Los Angeles harbor area close to Long Beach. Art’s goal with the project was to create a space at his shop where his team could unwind at the end of the day and enjoy the bar, sit in the hot tub or lawn chairs, and chat about the day.

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How façade elements are increasing health, safety, and sustainability in school design

August 14, 2020

How façade elements are increasing health, safety, and sustainability in school design

Recognizing the occupant benefits of natural light, flexibility, and fresh air, architects are increasingly designing schools with ample amounts of glass and open, versatile layouts. Here’s a look at what’s driving trends in school design—and how the façade plays a crucial role.

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See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

July 6, 2020

See how new antibacterial products squash superbugs

Unicel Architectural, a manufacturer and installer of louvered glazing, skylights, and aluminum and timber curtain walls, already let you know about Vision Control®’s new high-density polyethylene thumbwheels containing Gaia 704 antibacterial compound, which controls or retards the growth of bacteria, fungus and algae.

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Strategies for Fire Prevention in the Workplace

July 3, 2020

Strategies for Fire Prevention in the Workplace

Have you ever thought about boosting your buiding's defenses with solutions like smoke curtains for additional safety and control? Depending upon the workplace in question, it might be legally required for a company’s staff members to be professionally trained in fire safety. But all businesses should educate their staff in a few key areas. Read more about Strategies for Fire Prevention.

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